My Life in Munich

With the New Year comes a new world - living in a foreign country. Who knows how long we'll be here - hopefully long enough for me to learn some German and see a lot of Europe.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Let's talk Doughnuts!

In many countries, it is traditional to eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. This is a long tradition, dating back to when all the eggs, butter and milk had to be used up before Lent.

In Munich, it is different. Here, the traditional pre-Lent treat is the doughnut. Krapfen, as they are known, come in many different varieties. The basic krapfen is sugar coated and filled with apricot jam. But who wants to stop with basic. You can get chocolate (of course, we are in Germany!) berry filled, many with liquor added to the cream (prosecco and rum are favoured)

So, as a favour to you, I have done my best to sample as many varieties as possible in the past few weeks. Below are some favourites!

There's your basic Vanilla glazed.

And basic chocolate.

Tirimisu is always yummy.

Almond and Caramel.

But the definite winners are:

Himb├╝rger - filled with raspberry puree and cream, glazed with jam.

And the king of them all - Schwartzwalder (Black Forest) - chocolate cream filling, with choc icing and a cherry on top.


  1. I am loving your blog, Sue. I was fortunate enough to visit France and Germany in college, and I would love to travel to Europe again. I appreciate your efforts to taste all the doughnuts for me :) here in central Pennsylvania, we have faustnact day or Doughnut day also. Yummy in any language!

  2. I have just found your Blog Sue as I was rereading your Email sent early this year. I think I'm going to enjoy reading about your adventures.